Who Makes This Medication?
Brand-name Betagan is manufactured by Allergan, Inc.
How Does Betagan Work?
Betagan belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, more often known as beta blockers
. As the name implies, these medications block beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the eyes. Beta blockers lower the pressure in the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye (known as aqueous humor).
When and How to Take It
Some general considerations include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is used in the affected eye(s) once or twice a day.
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.